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Big Cats Live At TCWR

Weekly Live Video Streaming

September 26, 2017

Recently, many social media sites have begun offering live streaming video. This feature allows supporters a new way to interact with Turpentine Creek, other nonprofits, and businesses, helping social media users to get to know the groups that they choose to support. Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge has been working hard for a little over a year to find a way to best utilize this new social media feature so that we could offer this interactive experience to our supporters.

Turpentine Creek team members have worked hard to find a way to provide quality live video to our supporters while staying within our nonprofit budget. We had to update our internet quality, find cameras, and find a streaming system that would do what we need. Then we had to test the equipment and find out exactly the best way to use it. It has been a process but one that we believe will pay off in the end by allowing our supporters better access to our team and a richer experience with our animals.

We are excited to announce that after over a year of research and hard work we have begun producing a weekly live video show, Big Cat Live at TCWR. Each week on Tuesdays, at 10 am CST, we will be going live on our Facebook and Youtube pages. We invite all of our supporters to join us on one of the two platforms, ask questions and enjoy the approximately15-minute ‘show’ that features our refuge, animals, and team members.

Each episode will be made up of three segments; Featured Animal, Team Spotlight, and keeper talk. Ivy Doss, an animal care team member, will be hosting the show. On occasion, we might have extras like vet visits, special guests, and other fun activities to make the show fun for everyone.

Make sure you subscribe to get notifications of live episodes on Facebook and/or Youtube. Watch previous episodes below or on our Youtube page. Get caught up and enjoy all the fun!

This is just the first step into our adventure into live video production. We hope to produce a variety of live shows and eventually even offer continuously streaming live video of animals that can be watched anytime throughout the day. Stay tuned and keep an eye on our live video progress over the next few weeks and months.

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